[asterisk-announce] Asterisk 13.0.0 Now Available!

Asterisk Development Team asteriskteam at digium.com
Sat Oct 25 20:15:00 CDT 2014

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the release of
Asterisk 13.0.0. This release is available for immediate download at

Asterisk 13 is the next major release series of Asterisk. It is a Long Term
Support (LTS) release, similar to Asterisk 11. For more information about
support time lines for Asterisk releases, see the Asterisk versions page:

For important information regarding upgrading to Asterisk 13, please see the
Asterisk wiki:


A short list of new features includes:

* Asterisk security events are now provided via AMI, allowing end users to
  monitor their Asterisk system in real time for security related issues.

* Both AMI and ARI now allow external systems to control the state of a mailbox.
  Using AMI actions or ARI resources, external systems can programmatically
  trigger Message Waiting Indicators (MWI) on subscribed phones. This is of
  particular use to those who want to build their own VoiceMail application
  using ARI.

* ARI now supports the reception/transmission of out of call text messages using
  any supported channel driver/protocol stack through ARI. Users receive out of
  call text messages as JSON events over the ARI websocket connection, and can
  send out of call text messages using HTTP requests.

* The PJSIP stack now supports RFC 4662 Resource Lists, allowing Asterisk to act
  as a Resource List Server. This includes defining lists of presence state,
  mailbox state, or lists of presence state/mailbox state; managing
  subscriptions to lists; and batched delivery of NOTIFY requests to

* The PJSIP stack can now be used as a means of distributing device state or
  mailbox state via PUBLISH requests to other Asterisk instances. This is
  analogous to Asterisk's clustering support using XMPP or Corosync; unlike
  existing clustering mechanisms, using the PJSIP stack to perform the
  distribution of state does not rely on another daemon or server to perform the

And much more!

More information about the new features can be found on the Asterisk wiki:


A full list of all new features can also be found in the CHANGES file:


For a full list of changes in the current release, please see the ChangeLog:


Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!


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